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4 Steps to Successfully Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid can be a very time consuming, overwhelming and frustrating time as you’re examining your options to pay for school. With these four easy steps, we can curve the process. Step 1: Get a Pin Number BEFORE beginning the financial aid process, you should apply for a personal identification number (PIN) through the Department of Education. Visit www.pin.ed.gov to do this. This PIN is your electronic signature. TIP: Make sure your four-digit PIN number is something you won’t forget! If you are a DEPENDENT make sure your parents get a PIN as well to sign your financial aid (FAFSA) Read more
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Miking Acoustic Guitars

As I’ve watched some young engineers record acoustic guitars (or any acoustic instrument such as a mandolin, ukulele, etc), I’ve discovered that very little thought seems to go into this process. So I’ll briefly share some techniques that I personally use which will undoubtedly yield you some great results! These aren’t new or groundbreaking techniques by any means, but I’ve noticed that a shockingly large number of engineers do not get good captures when it comes to these instruments. So here we go; let’s start with two quality small diaphragm condenser microphones. And no, they do NOT need to be Read more
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Student Testimonial- Johnny Cromer

Check out what our student Johnny Cromer has to say about his experience at MediaTech Institute: What can I say about MediaTech Dallas? For beginners, I can say “Creativity Is Welcome Here” because it surely is. Case in point, I helped a classmate out with his large band project, and we had to have drums and 15 tracks in all. After mixing the drums, we still needed seven more tracks to call the project complete. I added four more tracks by playing acoustic guitar, harmonica, kazoo, and sang. My classmate thought of using handclaps and finger snaps, so that added Read more
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Tha Kracken! coming to MediaTech Institute Dallas- Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Tha Kracken to MediaTech Institute Dallas! He will be guest speaking on Friday, June 27th at 2:00 PM! Please find his bio below: When you look up the definition to the word “Chameleon” you very well may see the name “Tha Kracken!” The hard work that Tha Kracken put into his Chameleon styled production has paid off as he has found himself working with nationally known artists as Mya, Jermaine Dupree, Jagged Edge, Cherish, Lloyd, Young Joc, Bow Wow and Omarion, KeKe Palmer, Pleasure P., and Lecrae. The multi-talented producer considers himself an music producer Read more
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Careers in High Demand

  Have you ever wondered about where all of those great images, animations and visual effects we love have come from? A great digital animation and visual effects school in Dallas TX like MediaTech Institute is where it all starts. We live in a world where multimedia arts play a role in everyday life. Driving to work, we listen to the newest songs humming from our speakers. We see familiar faces of celebrities on our television screen as we watch our favorite shows at night and we spend hours a week on our iPhones, adding pictures to social media sites while downloading Read more
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PureMix.Net Mixing Contest

Any of you who have ventured around on the internet have ran into various friendly sites that are friends to engineers, musicians, and producers around the world. A couple that quickly come to mind are Sweetwater and PureMix. PureMix, along with sponsorship from Sweetwater and Dangerous Music, has launched their GearFest Mixing Contest. Now PureMix definitely pats itself on the back as they call it,”The biggest mixing contest of all times,” which could be a bit of an embellishment, but nevertheless, the contest is a sure shot to give some nice gear to 16 engineers who come out on top, Read more
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Texas Music Project to Sponsor a Special Music Experience at Snowball Express 2012

Texas Music Project, along with a donation from the George A. Robinson IV Foundation, is sponsoring and producing a musical experience for their upcoming SnowBall Express 2012 event to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Dallas, Texas. Snowball Express (SnowballExpress.org) is a non-profit organization that helps children and the families of America’s fallen military heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. Snowball Express started in early 2006 with the idea of providing hope and new memories to these children. Since then, thousands of volunteers across America and prominent corporate sponsors such as American Airlines, Oakley, the Sheraton Read more
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NARIP Creates Alfred Schlesinger Scholarship Fund

NARIP is pleased to announce the creation of the Alfred Schlesinger Scholarship Fund. Al Schlesinger is the consummate record industry professional who has worked as a songwriter, record producer, publisher, label owner and music attorney for over 6 decades. He sets a high standard of conduct and achievement for others to emulate. During his career, he has helped and mentored hundreds of industry professionals, artists and other lawyers as well as thousands of music business students at Full Sail University where he has taught for over 30 years. Over 200 executives, artists and friends honored Mr. Schlesinger at a tribute Read more
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Austin’s own, Broken Records, Snags a MediaTech Graduate for Engineer Work

MediaTech Austin’s Admissions Rep, Roland Roberts, got the inside scoop on a new ad agency in town, Broken Records, from MediaTech graduate AND employee, . Shooting the breeze over lunch at Torchy’s Tacos, Justin chatted with Roland about his role at Broken Records and what they bring to the Music and Arts scene in Austin. –Roland Roberts: What is Broken Records? –Justin Schubert: We are an ad agency with our own “in-house” Post Production Studio. We also have our own green room and live sound stage/small venue. –RR: What do you do for them? –JS: I am their Lead Audio Read more